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Sheriff seeks public’s help to identify theft suspects

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate two suspects wanted for breaking into a soda machine outside of Jones Market on Dec. 8 about 2 a.m. “Video surveillance footage indicates that an adult male forced open...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Three weeks remain to pay tax bills without penalty

If you still haven’t paid your 2016 property tax bill yet, you have nearly three more weeks to do so before you will be penalized. The “face value” for the property tax payments will be honored through Jan. 3, 2017. Beginning the next day on Jan. 4, a 5 percent...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Man, who stopped in fast lane of I-75 to urinate, arrested for DUI

A Lexington man, who allegedly stopped in the fast lane of I-75 to urinate early Monday evening, is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center. About 6:45 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified that a mint green Nissan was reportedly involved in a hit and...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Two arrested, one wanted in connection with October burglary

A Whitley County duo, who were wanted in connection with an October burglary was arrested Tuesday at a residence on Deep Branch Road in the Maple Creek community. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy James Tabor went to the residence off east Ky. 92 to serve...

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Dept. promotes Fox to Sgt.

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy has been promoted. Sheriff Colan Harrell announced the promotion of Deputy James Fox to the rank of sergeant Friday. Fox entered law enforcement in 2013, and served as Chief of Police in the city of Lynch, Kentucky, before joining the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

911 call leads to attempted burglary arrest

A 911 call that suggested someone was attempting to break into the Canadatown Market early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on multiple charges. Deputy James Tabor charged Kenny Ray Prewitt, 47, of Highway 1481, with driving while under the influence,...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Deputies recover two stolen vehicles over two days

Over the course of two days, Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recently recovered two stolen vehicles in a pair of unrelated cases and arrested three people. On Oct. 16, Deputy James Tabor responded to the northbound I-75 rest area to investigate a complaint that a man was...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Deputy seizes cocaine, meth during recent traffic stops

Over the course of two days, a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy seized cocaine and meth in connection with two separate traffic stops in southern Whitley County near the state line. About 5 p.m. on Oct. 3, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in southern Whitley County when...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016

Corbin woman wanted in three cases runs from deputy

A Corbin woman allegedly lead a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy on a foot chase early Saturday morning in the Maple Creek community. Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a Maple Creek Road home about 4:25 a.m. to investigate a complaint that a man and woman were inside a...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Whitley deputies find Woodbine man with needle full of meth

A Woodbine man was arrested on drug related charges after deputies reported finding a needle loaded with methamphetamine on his person Saturday. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Brian Hensley arrested 43-year-old Sammy D. Harrell outside a wooded area on...